verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- sketch book, the,
- sketch map,
Origin of sketch
Examples from the Web for sketch
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.
As for the artist, the great Turner canvases, his watercolors and his sketch books are never allowed to speak.
The premise of the sketch was that sex was too spontaneous to be regulated, and the quiz show played that idea to the hilt.
Even though it was just a line in a sketch, were you like, “I am saying a line in a sketch on SNL?”
So I wrote that sketch with Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider.
The edges of one end are rasped off as shown in the sketch, making a wedged fit into the run.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
The rest of the party had gone to the cliffs with the artist, the girls on a pretense of learning to sketch from nature.Their Pilgrimage|Charles Dudley Warner
But the one sketch I gave of his manner and matter must serve again and again.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
To overcome this I made several blades with teeth as shown in the sketch.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
I sent him my own sketch, which he says is in a more kindly spirit; but he is evidently not satisfied with it.A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1852 - (Volume 3 of 3)|Charles C. F. Greville
Word Origin for sketch
"rough drawing intended to serve as the basis for a finished picture," 1660s, from Dutch schets or Low German skizze, both apparently 17c. artists' borrowings from Italian schizzo "sketch, drawing," which is commonly said to be from Latin *schedius (OED compares schedia "raft," schedium "an extemporaneous poem"), from or related to Greek skhedios "temporary, extemporaneous, done or made off-hand," related to skhema "form, shape, appearance" (see scheme (n.)). But according to Barnhart Italian schizzo is a special use of schizzo "a splash, squirt," from schizzare "to splash or squirt," of uncertain origin.
Extended sense of "brief account" is from 1660s; meaning "short play or performance, usually comic" is from 1789. Sketch-book recorded from 1820. German Skizze, French esquisse, Spanish esquicio are likewise from Italian schizzo.
1690s, "present the essential facts of," from sketch (n.). Meaning "draw, portray in outline and partial shading" is from 1725. Related: Sketched; sketcher; sketching.